New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Monday with European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos at his office in parliament. Mitsotakis expressed deep concern over the increase in the flow of refugees and migrants to the northern Aegean islands.
"Conditions are steadily becoming worse, prompting a strong and understandable reaction in local communities, making this a matter that we will have to face and where we would like immediate management action with the help of European authorities," said Mitsotakis.
On his part, Avramopoulos underlined that Euro-Turkish cooperation is working. He noted that more cooperation was needed, however, not only between Turkey and Europe but also within the country itself, at all levels of authority.